Department of Biology

Grow, evolve and thrive

Diverse courses

In addition to comprehensive curriculum, you will enjoy lab and field activities that extend learning beyond the classroom. All students are encouraged to pursue research, study away experiences and internships.

Tailored advisement

We drive individual and professional development through a tailored advisement process. Our faculty — active scientists — often serve as mentors for students involved in their research.

Record of success

Both graduate and undergraduate students have opportunities to co-author published papers and present at conferences, experiences that build a foundation for the professional world and graduate school.



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Research centers

You will gain valuable experience through our centers, which facilitate research in wildlife studies, marine biology, nanotechnology, environmental science and more.

Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience – Missouri State sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, great facilities and many ways to get involved outside the classroom.